Nov 27, 2021

Planning Your Siding & Insulation Project

Our team answers homeowner questions every weekend on WCCO 830 AM from 9:00 am-10:00 am.  Have your most pressing home improvement quandaries addressed by calling or texting 651-461-9226.  Here’s the must-know information our COO, Andy Lindus, shared on 11.27.21.

For homeowners looking to have their home resided, LP® SmartSide® offers the ultimate peace of mind.  That’s because it is extremely durable.  It is also backed by ironclad warranties.  Another advantage of LP® SmartSide® is that it is offered in an array of colors, reveals, and profiles.  This allows for enhanced curb appeal.  Midwestern homeowners can also appreciate the LP® SmartSide® is manufactured in Two Rivers, MN and Tomahawk, WI.  To help homeowners visualize what various siding materials would look like on their home, Lindus Construction offers free 3D renderings.  Insulation should also be considered when re-siding a home.  The house wrap that’s chosen can have long-term effects on a home’s level of comfort and energy efficiency.  Insultex™ House Wrap® is rated at R-6.  In addition, the house wrap comes with a built-in drainage plane to ensure water can escape from behind the siding.

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As the temperatures begin to drop, many homeowners are starting to question if they have enough attic insulation.  It’s good to know that the type(s) of insulation that is used should take into consideration a home’s architecture.  A popular way to maximize a home’s energy efficiency is through a combination of cellulose and spray foam insulation.  Not only does cellulose act as a fire retardant but is known to ward off rodents.  This is not the same for fiberglass insulation which is easily used by mice and squirrels to create a tunneling system throughout an attic.  For optimum results, spray 1.5-2 inches of spray foam should be applied, with cellulose insulation blown-in over the top.  This leads to an insulation value of R-60.  It’s worth noting that although cellulose insulation does settle over time, it develops a crust on top. This leads to less air movement in cellulose insulation than fiberglass.  Attic air sealing and ventilation also need to be correctly addressed so that a home is as energy efficient as possible.  Simply adding more insulation to an attic can do more harm than good.


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Twin Cities Siding & Insulation Reviews:

"Lindus Construction was recommended to me for the replacement of siding & gutters. This company is a class act. The rep meets with you to show you samples & how your home will look completed. Crews are supervised and follow ups by reps is amazing. The home looks fabulous and we receive so many compliments."

Marlene M.
New Prague, MN
November 12, 2021

"Starting with my roof and gutters last year and then the siding this year, I highly recommend Lindus for their professionalism and quality of product. Probably no other one I would consider going with."

Michael F.
Bloomington, MN
August 2, 2021

"It’s been 10 years since Lindus installed siding, windows & gutters on our home - couldn’t be happier!"

Dan K.
Vadnais Heights, MN
July 20, 2021

"Eric came out last week and did an awesome job. He was so kind and patient with our lack of knowledge."

Jenny W.
St. Francis, MN
June 30, 2021

"It went well and this work achieved our goal of keeping the second floor close to the same temperature as the first in the summer."

Robert B.
Blaine, MN
June 28, 2021

"Thank you for the quick response to me on my first contact.  I had a good salesman with a good response to all my questions.  He kept me up to date on when work would be started.  All in all, it was a great experience working with you."

Sue H.
Plymouth, MN
July 23, 2021
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